VSO Gun Channel posted this on their Instagram page. It is a rare integrally suppressed Smith & Wesson M76. It is a clone of the Carl Gustav M/45 SMG but this one is chambered in 9mm. I am curious to see how quiet this is. Does anyone know if the barrel is vented like an MP5SD? If so then it would make super sonic rounds sub sonic.


  • PK

    “It is a clone of the Carl Gustav M/45 SMG but this one is chambered in 9mm”

    …just like the M/45, you mean? It wasn’t .45ACP, it was adopted in 1945.

    • iksnilol

      Whaaat, 45 in the name means .45 acp. Just like the Ruger 22/45 can be converted to shoot .45 acp, thus the name.

  • 12judges

    If it is an original S&W m76 integrally suppressed at the factory then yes, the barrel is ported to slow down full power 9mm. Just like the mp5sd.

    But it would HAVE to be an original…not a modern aftermarket clone.

  • TheNotoriousIUD
    • PK
      • iksnilol

        Why would cooks need their own smgs?

        • TheNotoriousIUD

          Ever had military food?
          To keep the customers from killing them.

          • Gary Kirk

            Unless the customers are marines that have been living on MREs for days/weeks.. Then as long as it’s hot and ready, it’s good..

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            There’s something about food on a plate and not being shot at that makes it better.

          • Gary Kirk

            Plus the potential of a shower that doesn’t include a bucket, or your helmet.. Oh, and a toilet seat that isn’t an E-tool…

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            You down with eff oh bee?

          • Gary Kirk

            Nah I B A 03..

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Gotcha, Navy.

          • Gary Kirk

            K, guess that one’s gone.. retry..

            Nah.. 0311..

            S (dot) ir

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            If you wore a uniform you’ve got my respect. You’re not some half ass mall ninja.

          • Gary Kirk

            My reply is awaiting approval.. But I believe you’ll enjoy..

            Edit, this was meant to be on the navy thing..

          • Sasquatch

            You mean the food?

        • PK
        • SP mclaughlin

          At least it wasn’t Cuck’s .45ACP SMG

  • Anonymoose

    >but this one is chambered in 9mm
    The M/45 was chambered in 9×19 also. It’s called the M/45 because it was adopted in 1945. The SEALs were quick adopters of the 9×19 while everyone else was still using 1911s and Grease Guns. Naval officers bought S&W M39s privately and carried them before the adoption of the Mk22 Hush Puppy version and the SEALs loved them some M/45 until the Swedish government cut off our supply in like ’66 or ’68. Smith & Wesson came up with the M76 in 1976, but that was way too late and the SEALs and other spec ops guys had already adopted MAC-10s, Uzis, and MP5s to fill the void.

    • TheNotoriousIUD
      • Ax

        Brett, dammit.

        • gunsandrockets

          In the screenplay it is Brett. But the actor says Brad!

    • Sasquatch

      Wow you really know you sub guns mister!

    • 10x25mm

      S&W Model 76 production dates back to 1966. The ’76’ was just an arbitrary model number.

      • HR Pufnstuf

        I understood from the dealer who sold me mine that $76 was the original price of the weapon. Having paid only a little over $100 for mine (plus the tax stamp) at the time, I believed him.

    • Lou

      Anonymoose – good post. I would also like to add:

      Nicholas C./author quote: “…Smith & Wesson M76. It is a clone of the Carl Gustav M/45 SMG…” The M76 IS NOT a “clone” – I have owned/possessed a Swedish-K (M45) copy Port Said and M76 both starting in the 1980s and the M76 is NOT a clone of the Swedish K even though the Swedish export regulations prompted the development of the M76. The Egyptian made Port Said SMG IS a clone of the Swedish K and the MK Arms M760 IS a clone of the S&W M76. The removable mag well which enables the use for the 50rd coffin magazines is also an awesome feature of the later models Swedish-Ks & Port Saids which the M76 does not have.

      Also, the S&W M76 was in Army special forces’ arsenals through the 1990s along with Swedish-Ks.

      My friend and Army EOD officer Charlie Cutshaw, the late great gun magazine/book writer/author & JANES’ Defence small arms editor, carried a Swedish-K for a time when he was in the Vietnam War. From the story he told me, he gave an Army SF intelligence officer, who just finished his tour, something like $75 and a case of beer to “borrow” it.

      The Swedish K, although it looks crude, is one of the best SMGs I have fired and I have fired and owned dozens of different SMG designs. I do not remember a single malfunction ever out of about 10,000 rounds with the exception of bad reloaded ammo. My MK M76 SMGs, well that’s a much different story and I had two of them over the years plus a Special Weapons made post sample SMG which ran near perfect (I also had an MK760 semi which ran OK and a Special Weapons semi which runs well). Tim LaFrance was the best guy out there to get the MK Arms M760 SMGs running like the S&Ws back in the day. Still cool though, you go to love the Omega Man gun!

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        • Lou

          That is a good one – all of his books and articles were.are great.

      • Bill Poynter

        This is the man that should have written the article. The article as posted is an embarrassing post. You should at least have an inkling of knowledge on the subject you are writing.

        • Lou

          Charlie was a great guy and we worked together on many defense projects and served on the National Defense Industrial Association Small Arms Committee together. He was a good friend that I really miss.

        • Lou

          Charlie Cutshaw was the real deal and did very high level small arms research/work for the Army and USMC not to mention all of the companies he consulted for. Other writer/experts like Peter Kokalis, Leroy Thompson, Gary Paul Johnson, Bob Milek, Chuck Taylor, etc. (I am happy to say that I know/knew almost all of them and got to work with them as well) were also the real deal but most (not all) of today’s online gun “writers” have no
          real experience in the firearms industry and most of their experience
          comes from owning a few guns, reading stuff, watching videos and spouting their mostly baseless opinions but have never worked at high level position for a gun manufacturer or gun company except for maybe a gun shop or a small time NFA dealer/manufacturer. Funny how they love to get arrogant with the real deal people who have been there and done that decades before they were even born. Oh well, that’s how it is these days with the internet, everyone is an expert and a celebrity.

      • Colonel K

        I agree the Port Said (Carl Gustav M-45/Swedish K clone) is a rock-solid SMG and beats the pants off the S&W 76 (yes, I’ve owned both). I really wanted to love the S&W thanks to Charleston Heston, but the wire stock is flimsy and the trigger often pinched my finger when it was engaged. However, it did look wicked cool (can I still use that expression?). I never owned any of the S&W clones, but a close friend sold them, and he complained that many of them were dogs in need of serious rework (much like the Auto Ordnance Thompson SMGs of that era). Your remarks are spot on.

    • Tour18

      Great post, Anonymoose. The ‘man knows his stuff’ posts are why I come here through the day. Every day. Thanks for the granular details. That kind of thinking keeps us young in the head… hehehe…

  • Bill Poynter

    The S&W76 is not at all a clone of the M45 Swedish K. Not one part is the same. The only thing the same is the magazine and you have to modify the k mag to fit a S&W 76. It is as similar as an UZI is to a Mac 10.

    • TB

      Yes. I was issued an M/45 as a conscript in the Swedish Army, and looking at the picure of that M76, it looks somewhat similar to the M/45, but it is clearly not a clone.

    • Tour18

      Written by a man who has obviously modded K mags when 76 mags dried up…

  • Nimrod

    The barrel on the 76 the was held on like an UZI with a barrel nut. I’m guessing that on that gun the barrel is integral with the suppressor not the firearm itself and simply screwed on.

  • Richard

    The tv show sons of guns had someone come on that had a m76 with a can on it. I believe it was quieter than anything that they had on hand but it has been a while since I watched the episode.

    • Y-man

      I assure you its “all been dun befo”!

  • datimes

    I was looking at purchasing one of these Smiths in 1972 after firing a friends a few times. The standard gun, without the suppressor as shown, was $79.00 NIB.

    • Tour18

      Awwww Man!! A stack of boxed M76’s with the lid off the top box so you could see it. I remember those days! There was a fellow who had demils at the front entrance to Beaumont gun shows at the National Guard site. For years he had an MP44 and an FG42 second model on a table full of demils back when it was a spot welded nothing. $100 take your pick. Might as well have been a million dollars back then. I wanted that MP44 soooo badly…

  • Y-man

    RESPECT! Sir, MUCH respect!